Kirsty (Zara) MacIntosh
Name: Kirsty (Zara) MacIntosh
What did you study at UWL: Musical Theatre
Tell us a bit about you (values/interests/hobbies) : Quick fire round to get to know me a little better, a few values that are important to me are: Family, work ethic, freedom, loyalty.
Tell us a bit about you (values/interests/hobbies): music, arts/theatre, psychology, politics, food. My hobbies would include: cooking, walking/hiking, gardening, DIY, gaming.
What are you doing now: Before Covid 19 struck the world I was loving my job as an alternate in the West End production of Six the Musical. I’m currently patiently waiting for the West End to open back up so I can get back onstage and do what I love to do.
What is your greatest achievement to date: Thats a hard one for me to give a straight answer to, I feel very blessed to have been able to achieve a few of my big dreams and life goals already but if I had to pick a couple it would be, buying my first home at age 23. Achieving my work goal of being on the West End and thirdly getting engaged to a person who respects and loves me. (Cringe I know, but that’s all I wanted from life) I feel blessed.
How did UWL help you to achieve your current position: The three years I was at UWL, I had some of the hardest years of my life for personal reasons, so already I was being challenged to try and be the best version on myself while facing hard times. Being able to use the facilities around me helped massively and the amazing family, community feel was always so great. I was able to better my craft and gain confidence while doing it!
Why is activism important? Activism is the action on behalf of a cause, that goes beyond what is conventional or routine. This can come in many forms. Activism has been important throughout history and we currently living the life we do due to the influence of it. It carries such power but it’s important to remember to use it for the right reasons and that all information should be true.
I believe activism is so powerful because we can come together with like minded individuals and make a positive change within communities and to help re build and restore quality of life for all people. I believe it also gives us a sense of freedom which is greatly important when needing to get your point across/be heard.
How have you been involved?
Before I talk about my involvement in the current movement, I believe it’s important to not judge ourselves off the back of others right now.
Any involvement is needed and greatly helpful and appreciated. This isn’t an easy battle and can be taxing to many people in many different ways. I’ve had to take some down time in between the fight to allow myself to restore and go again. So I wish to thank every and anyone for doing anything no matter how big or small they think it is.
I’ve been getting involved publicly using my social media to elevate my voice and beliefs, signing petitions as well as donating. Getting involved in projects to promote the cause and also working with UWL students to create letters and testimonies!